Sir Edward Smith, 1st Baronet

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Sir Edward Smith, 1st Baronet (c.1630 - 6 September 1707) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1653.

Smith was the son of Edward Smith of Cressy Hall Lincolnshire and his wife Elizabeth Heron daughter of Sir Edward Heron. His father died in 1632. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn on 8 February 1649. In 1653, he was elected Member of Parliament for Leicestershire for the Barebones Parliament. He succeeded to the family estates of Edmondthorpe in 1655 on the death of his grandfather Sir Roger Smith. He was created Baronet on 16 August 1660. In 1666, he was High Sheriff of Leicestershire.[1]

Smith married firstly Constance Spencer, daughter of Sir William Spencer, 2nd Baronet of Yarnton Oxfordshire. He married secondly by licence dated 4 May 1682 Frances Lady Weston, widow of Sir Richard Weston and daughter of Sir George Marwood, 1st Baronet. His third wife was Bridget Baylis, widow of Richard Baylis of Woodford, Essex. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Edward.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Hesilrige
Henry Smith
Member of Parliament for Leicestershire
1653
With: Henry Danvers
John Prat
Succeeded by
Thomas Beaumont
Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford
Lord Grey of Groby
Thomas Pochin